Hi - Looking for marine surveyor

  • March 27, 2013 11:44 AM
    Message # 1253058
    Deleted user
    I'm making an offer on a W32 in the northeast (Bridgeport CT), but live in the midwest and I'm looking for referrals for marine surveyors and transporters. Hoping to own a W32 soon - I'll be keeping her in the great lakes for a few years and getting her outfitted for cruising.

    Any recommendations appreciated.

  • April 02, 2013 1:14 PM
    Reply # 1257534 on 1253058
    Deleted user
    Gerald, the best guy to get for the survey is Bud Taplin, our fearless leader. If you contact him there is a better than even chance he knows the boat and can tell you some things to look for. HAPPY SAILING
  • April 02, 2013 2:33 PM
    Reply # 1257644 on 1253058
    Deleted user
    Thanks Danny - I contacted Bud and have exchanged some messages, but this W32 is on the opposite side of the country. I went ahead and made the offer. I feel like a damn 10 year old with Christmas a few weeks away ...
  • April 02, 2013 3:25 PM
    Reply # 1257690 on 1253058
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gerald:  Since you seem to have purchased the boat -- Welcome aboard -- and maybe a Google search for "vessel self survey" will get you started. 

    Then I'd recommend you take a lot of images of the vessel all around inside and out as a base line - use hi rez images.  Then of course you could post the images online and we could help you with your do list:).   

    I'd also recommend Buds' latest owners manual - it has a section called Misc information that along with the rest of the manual will help you along.

    Welcome aboard...


  • April 02, 2013 6:45 PM
    Reply # 1257816 on 1253058
    Deleted user
    Thanks Jay.

    I have my Nikon packed and 3 lens - I did find a local surveyor today (insurance requires one). Also been reading 'Inspecting the Aging Sailboat' by Don Casey. Bud sent me a list of things to look out for too. 

    If for some reason this falls through (very unlikely at this point), I have decided a W32 is the only thing I'd be shopping for. This one needs some work, but I love working on stuff and have a well equipped workshop.

    Should have some pictures to share soon and I've set up a blog and will get the re-fit documented. I'm planning to keep her on Lake Erie for the next few years to get experience sailing her, and get her outfit for cruising, then spend a while on the east coast and then go see the world.

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